Sveriges Violinbyggarmästare

Stefan Lindholm

Kevingeringen 57, 2tr
182 50 Danderyd
Telephone: 073-026 88 06

Stefan Lindholm (born 1983) is a modern luthier who specilized in making very close copies of Cremonese violins made by Stradivari, Guarneri and the Amati family. Ever since Stefan completed his first violin at the age of 15 he has continued a century old family tradition of violinmaking in Stockholm.

Stefan trained at Newark and Sherwood School of Violin Making in UK were he graduated in 2002 and after successfully completing his journeyman test, Stefan started to work with restorer and expert Sebastian Skarp in Stockholm. In 2008 Stefan was awarded a Master Diploma from the Swedish Craft Council and the year to follow he was elected chairman in the Guild of Swedish Violinmakers.

A major part of Stefans time is dedicated to analysing the working techniques of the classical Italian masters and his research is mainly focused on experiments with wood treatment and varnishes. His aim is to obtain a closer understanding in order to create similar qualities to those of the classical Cremonese instruments, acoustically aswell as visually.

His instruments has previously been exhibited in London, Dartington, Cremona, Paris, Amsterdam, Poznan, Antwerp and Brussels.